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Thursday, September 13, 2018
Meet Kamissa Camara, Mali’s youngest and first female minister for foreign affairs
Recently- re-elected president of Mali, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita named 35-year-old Kamissa Camara as the minister for foreign affairs in his recent cabinet reshuffle. With a rich background in foreign affairs and policies, Camara becomes the first...
Friday, August 24, 2018
Meet Souad Abderrahim, the first female mayor of Tunisia’s capital in 160 years
Souad Abderrahim is not like the past 32 mayors of this North African capital. They hailed from wealthy, influential families. She’s a self-made businesswoman. They were political appointees. She was elected in the first-ever mayoral vote last month...
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Michigan’s all-female ticket may mark the start of something different
This year, Democrats in Michigan have done something unprecedented. They have selected women to be their standard-bearers for every statewide office on the November ballot: governor, U.S. senator, attorney general and secretary of state. Which is...
Friday, July 27, 2018
Meet Mexico city's first elected female mayor
Mexico's hard swing to the left in this month's national elections also swept in some other historic firsts. Women won key positions across the country, including, for the first time ever, the mayor of Mexico City. Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo, 56, will...
Friday, July 20, 2018
Malawi: Pay nomination fees for women aspirants, parties urged
Barely few days after MEC announced an upward revision of nomination fees for 2019 tripartite elections, Women Legal Resource Centre (WOLREC) has asked political parties in the country to mobilize resources that will help them pay nomination fees...
Friday, July 06, 2018
Meet the female ministers in Malaysia’s new cabinet
Women’s rights groups in Malaysia have called on Pakatan Harapan to fulfil its promise of minimum 30% representation at the highest policy-making body in Malaysia. PM Tun Mahathir’s cabinet, however, only has nine women: five full ministers (see...
Monday, July 02, 2018
Mexico city: Claudia Sheinbaum to become first elected woman mayor, succeeding Obrador
The 56-year-old had served as environmental secretary under Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador when he was mayor. With Obrador confirmed as winner of the presidential election, it's the first time the two roles have been taken by members of the same party...
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Malaysia's new deputy PM Wan Azizah Wan Ismail aims to be a role model for women
Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail's childhood ambition was to become a doctor and cure disease. Now that she is Malaysia's most powerful female politician, she says her mission is to improve women's rights. The 65-year-old made history this month when she...
Monday, June 04, 2018
More women file for office, but Oklahoma’s gender gap persists
Just 35 women filed for one of the 125 Oklahoma legislative seats that were up for election in 2012. This year, there will be nearly four times as many women running for the same number of seats. And following a trend across the nation, women will...
Monday, June 19, 2017
Meet the women shifting the political landscape in Japan
As a society bound by tradition, change comes slowly to Japan. That includes opportunities for women in politics and government. But lately there's been a shake-up of the old order, with women reaching new heights that could hardly be imagined just...
Monday, May 08, 2017
More Massachusetts women jumping into politics
Inspired by Hillary Clinton’s presidential candidacy, and still stunned by Donald Trump’s victory, increasing numbers of Democratic women are diving into Massachusetts politics. “The national political environment we’re in, that’s the backdrop to...
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Municipal elections offer political first step for Lebanese women
According to the National Commission for Lebanese Women, some 600 women were elected during the 2016 municipal elections, an increase of 15% compared to the last elections held in 2010. More educated and more present in the work sphere, women seem...
Monday, June 06, 2016
Manual for facilitators: breaking barriers and empowering young women to participate in democratic politics
This research aims to map young women’s political participation at the Local Government, Presidential and Parliamentary levels including university student bodies. It also aims to track the political engagement and participation of young female...
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Mexico opened in the cycle "Women and Politics: A pending subject"
Monday, November 16, has started in Mexico a new lecture series on Women and Politics "A pending issue". Speakers will include the Secretary of the Federal District, interviewed by Doña Guadalupe Loaeza in Nuevo Laredo. The event, organized by the...
Madame Maryvonne Mottin
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Madame Maryvonne Mottin
  What are the biggest challenges facing women’s access to mayoral offices? The biggest challenge for me was the fight against prejudices. In 2000, when I announced that I would run for this position, one member of the council house staff  retorted...
Younger women and the 2015 election
Monday, November 24, 2014
Millennials, not Mumsnet: Younger women and the 2015 election (United Kingdom)
Should politicians be appearing on programmes like the X Factor to reach new audiences? Or should they be breaking down complex political subjects and putting them in simpler terms to get more potential voters interested? These were some of the...
Friday, August 01, 2014
More women should contest forthcoming district elections-Ghana
The Foundation for Security and Development in Africa (FOSDA), on Thursday urged more women to contest the forthcoming district assemblies’ elections to enable them to participate actively in policy formulation and decision-making processes. Mrs...
Monday, May 23, 2011
Marching Ahead: A Profile Book of Women Constituent Assembly Members (Nepal)
The women of Nepal are strong, articulate and capable leaders. The constituent Assembly members selected and profiled in this book  demonstrate to all women and men that leadership arises in all segments of society, all backgrounds, regions,...